Rocky Road Pudding Cookies

We were needing some kind of sweet treat for Mother's Day this weekend. Every mother needs that, right? It's not just me? Anyway, I went looking through the pantry for ingredients and then I went looking online for something to make. I came across a pudding cookie recipe on the Kraft website and started making some changes based on what I had. The Rocky Road Pudding Cookies were born and our family was so very happy. 
Here's what you'll need: chocolate pudding, butter, flour, brown sugar, eggs, baking soda, semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and pecan pieces.
This is what the first couple of batches looked like. I think the marshmallows melted within the cookies and they just couldn't seem to hold their shape. Then I realized I needed to chill the dough first. While these may not be the prettiest cookies, they were so yummy! All the flavors of the ice cream treat, but in a cookie form. If they would have survived long enough in this house, I might have been able to put them with a bowl of vanilla ice cream for a different take on a Rocky Road Ice Cream Sundae. But, alas, my vultures children gobbled them up.

Rocky Road Pudding Cookies
(adapted from Kraft recipe)

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup  packed brown sugar
1 package (3.9 oz.) Chocolate Instant Pudding
2  eggs
1 tsp.  baking soda
2 cups  flour
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add dry pudding mix; beat until well blended. Add eggs and baking soda; mix well. Gradually beat in flour until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips, nuts and marshmallows. Chill for 15-30 minutes. Drop tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on baking sheets, then  remove to wire racks. Cool completely. 
 I absolutely adore pudding cookies. They have so much flavor and can be adapted in many different ways. Remember my St. Patty's Pistachio Pudding Cookies? So, when you're not quite sure what kind of cookie to make, go to your pantry and pull out a box of pudding and a whole bunch of mix-ins. You're bound to have a winner. What would you mix in to a pudding cookie?
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  1. Sometimes some of the best cookies are the one that don't look so good. That always seems to be the case around our house, though it sure doesn't keep anyone for devouring them. Your cookies sound yummy~will have to try them sometime. Visiting you from Full Plate Thursday.

  2. Oh wow! Yum! I would love for you to share to at

    Thank you,

  3. Very nice, Nici. Have a great weekend (what's left of it). Linda

  4. These cookies look gorgeous, I'd love for you too link them up over at my blog :D

  5. Those look YUM! Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Mondays~ Paula

  6. Mmm, those look delicious! I love rocky road.

  7. Yumm! These look great. We all have bake fails don't we :) But I bet they still tasted good! I love cookies and I just pinned these :) Thanks for sharing! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  8. pretty or not, these sound amazing!!

  9. Oh my, these sound so good. Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely give these a try. Hugs, Marty

  10. I love Pudding cookies and these look like they would rock! Thank you so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends :) I can't wait to see what you share this week!

  11. Pesky marshmallows. I made a recipe where I froze them first. That helped. Thanks so much for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday on Pint Sized Baker. I've pinned it!

  12. I have been recently been introduced to baking pudding cookies and they are so good! I love your version! :)

    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

  13. Yummy..can't wait more to make this!


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